3D Print posted by yvest
Had some fun creating Nerf Gun accessories for my son. Designs are also available on YouMagine.
Torch holder: https://www.youmagine.com/designs/nerf-torch-holder
Dart holder: https://www.youmagine.com/designs/nerf-dart-holder
I thought I could save some space on the desk of my daughter with putting the desk lamp on top of the Sonos speaker. You can't put something on it without blocking the buttons so I created this.
Printed this thermal detonator for my son, came out pretty nice I would say (3 parts to be assembled)!
Material = Ultimaker PLA Silver Metallic
Design made by AprilStorm
My daughter needed some dossier holder to be used in a large drawer so I came up with this design. Nothing too special although for me it was the first multi-day print as it would take about 45 hrs to print. All went fine although I noticed at some point I was running out of filament. I quickly checked the forum trying to find best ways of changing filament during print but couldn't get quick confirmation on best possible way of doing this (all ways seem to have some pro/cons/risks of bad prints). In the end I went for "soldering" 2 filaments together.
What I did (during printing):
- Took off the filament spool of the holder
- Took off the remaining filament of the spool
- Took a new spool of filament
- Made a straight cut in both filaments
- Heated a soldering iron (not sure about the temp as I can't configure that, I just didn't let it completely heat up)
- Put both end against the soldering iron until it melts a bit
- Then quickly put both ends together
- Once firm, I went with the soldering iron over it again to somehow smooth it little more
From then, I just hoped it would hold, not clutter and print well.
Luckily, it work pretty well. As you can see in one of the images, there is some under extrusion at some point which is for sure when the connected filament got used. But you need to look pretty close to see it so happy with the final result.
Having said that, would love to hear if there are any better ways to change filament when you run out during a print.
My wife is a speech and language pathologist and as they regularly do all kinds of board games (keep the learning a pleasant experience for the kids) in their practice, I created some pawns based upon their logo. Was actually simpler than I thought as I just started from the logo as a picture, converted it to SVG and then imported into 123D Design as a solid and did some minor tweaks such as putting it on a foot. Kids did recognize the logo and asked whether it was 3D printed - they're already up with the technology which will soon be the new normal!
I bought these nice Philips Led lamps couple of years ago and they were supposed to fit into my ceiling where I measured free height of around 8cm which was enough for them to fit. Unfortunately, not every hole did have the same free height so several of them didn't fit. As a result, for a long time those lamps were simply hanging there as I didn't want to buy any new ones (see photo). Having a 3D printer now, I thought of making my own design where the lamps would fit and still look good on the ceiling. Since I like the look of the lamps (and somehow want to be careful about the heat they do produce), I've chosen for an open design. The design consists of 2 parts having a lamp holder and the cover part which you simply push into the ceiling.
I already noticed 2 things with it which I'm sure can still be improved being:
(1) The cover might get little loose since it's just being pushed into the ceiling without any clips or so
(2) The holder / cover does not push the lamp into a straight position necessarily so you need to ensure it's straight manually (combining the holder / cover in a better way could probably solve that) But overall, it does the trick and looks ok to me.
Any suggestions / ideas welcome.
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